Friday, May 27, 2011

"Green Art Affair" Art Show at the TRS, presented by Unit E

  I enjoyed the "Green Art Affair" art show. It had a good turnout for a up and coming art group. It was very interesting and inspirational to see what people can come up with only from left over and discarded  objects. The volunteers were very friendly and fun, the cool thing is that the volunteers were also some of the artist that made the pieces in the show.

  The green pottery was neat to see, and very well done. The green mixed media works were some of my favorites, the Tree painted on wood panels that was in the proses of being cut into three logs by Alex Schneide. The three dimensional hatchet handle I thought was a great touch, it really caught  your eye as you walk through the gallery, the only bad thing is that the perspective worked from limited angles, there wasn't enough room to step back and view it properly. the piece would have been best suited on the wall directly across from the entrance. I did not catch the title.

Scott Baker, The Man himself

"Log" by Scott Baker, I found to be intriguing, a log that a artist finds in his backyard  can go from being ignored and left to decay, to a fine art gallery where people honor it and view the log with respect.
"Log" By Scott Baker

(on a side note: I would have like to have seen a little deeper relief cut in areas to show more definition.)

" Log" says a lot about the human spirit. It tells us that with a lot of hard work and some time we can all be like the "log" and find new uses for ourselves and our resources. This is the whole point of having  art  in the first place, to see something in a new light.

The one drawback of the whole show was that there were a limited number of  green art pieces to view,I want to see more! the space was a bit "cozy"(small) for all the people and the art. I don't  know if have too many people and art is a good thing, or a bad thing at one of your first art shows.  I can't wait for the next show. I hope to be in it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I am now done laying down the spikes for the  background of the box. All I have to do now is to unmask it tomorrow, I can't wait! then I get to start work on the really cool stuff.

Background is all done

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rn&R Newspaper Box base coat

   I know it might look like its mint colored, I was going for more of a sage. All the same, I'm happy with the color. Getting the box painted a lot faster then I thought I would. Oil paint dries on metal  quicker then it does on canvas. I did not expect that. 

On to stage three, The Spikes 

base coat is complete

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rn&R Newspaper Box

Starting work today on the Newspaper Box for  the Reno news & review (Rn&R). I think I have a really cool idea for it, I hope it come out as cool as I want it to.

The work has begun

base coat is complete 

Background is all done

A good start to the final product  

Monday, May 9, 2011

news paper box for Artown

I'm excited!!!! I get the chance to paint a news paper box for Artown, in July.

I have to start thinking of ideas for it. I can't wait!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My friend, Ty's Art Party

A group of Ty's friends, artist and non artist alike got together to paint his studio. Where we could paint wherever and whatever struck our fancy, I tried to paint suggestive and lewd images, but I think they came out too good, they kind of lose their impact when they're done so well. I also painted a pretty good likeness of Ty, for only having spent a half an hour or so on it.

 Had lots of fun painting random thing that came to mind. Its not every day that me and my family and friends get the chance to paint in acrylics all over someone's walls. Now Ty has original D.Slingland's on his wall, I hope he enjoys them.

The three large images on the right are my contribution to Ty's  studio

Some inspirational quotes and a pirate ship

"Sad UC fan longing for a girlfriend"
self portrait of Scott Baker  

Ty's chalkboard wall  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Strega Art Show Reception

 The Reception had a good turn out, lots of people checking out what my classmate and I have been working hard on all this semester. you can't beat having a show for your final. BEST FINAL EVER!!! It feels awesome to get good feedback after all the hard work.

The band was good as well, not too light and new aged as I thought, it gave off good vibes that went  nice with the art.

  To those who were wondering where I went, (if anybody cared) I took off without saying good bye to everybody. For that I feel bad.

What time and date do we come and pick up our pieces??? 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Strega Art Show

The Strega Art Show is now all set up and ready to view. Reception is May 6, starting at 7 pm. The Show will be up for all of may, so check it out , or be square, you hip groovy cat